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FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 2:00am PDT
but to romney. if i were biden i would take all 45 minutes of the 90 minutes i have to attack romney both on the record and romney was wrong about the $5 trillion tax cut and doesn't do anything for the unsinced. uninsured. and raise things that obama didn't raise for whatever reason. the 47%. george w. bush was not mentioned in the debate wednesday night. bain capital. it will be a big assault both personal and in policy terms on mitt romney from joe biden. puts paul ryan in a tricky position. he would like to go on the offensive. he is good at prosecuting that record, the debt and obama care and all that but he also has to defend romney and got to lot let biden undercut what romney did on wednesday night. >> geraldo: i read something that you wrote that suggested that romney won by being moral not just matter of fact about the issues of the economy for example. what did you mean? >> there was a key moment about 25 minutes in. they had the exchange on taxes for the first 20-25 minutes and romney did well. i think it was still in question who was really going to win the debate and then ji
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
battleground, obama and romney both in ohio tonight. the state that matters most to republicans. first, romney kicks off the day at a family farm in iowa where he will be speaking minutes from now. and the battle over big bird, the president turns his attack into a punch line and a commercial, as sesame workshop and senator john mccain cried foul over the obama campaign's new bird ad. >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban he's driving for the border. oscar is hide out in his trash can. we're cracking down on them. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> one thing that president obama can't run on is his record, and so big bird, i guess, is a fun thing to talk about. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and mitt romney are heading back to ohio today in a very different situation than the last time they campaigned in the battleground state. the new pew poll know shows governor romney ahead among likely voters. it's the latest dose of reality for the obama camp in a race that
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
time ago, we mentioned that president obama and mitt romney both will be in ohio today. keep in mind, ohio, the 18 electoral votes considered up to now a tossup, despite the fact that many polls have given an edge to the president. i promised you last hour john king, i deliver, of course, john king, good to see you, he's in columbus right now. and, hang on, john king, i do have to get this in, paul steinhauser, our colleague, in washington, he's updated our cnn poll of polls, and this is an average of nine national polls. and for the first time, in my recollection, this cnn poll of polls shows a lead for mitt romney. romney leading obama here, 48% to 47% in our cnn poll of polls. and, john, i'm ondering, since we're seeing this post debate swing, it appears toward romney, are the predebate polls in ohio that show that obama lead, are those pretty much null and void? >> i would wait until the top of the hour and release our new cnn poll from the state of ohio. i talked to the romney campaign, some sources in the romney campaign a short time ago, and they say they have governor romney
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
to those of you in the west. the president left california yesterday. he and romney are both here in "high owe. we were at a rally in northeast ohio with 10,000 cheering people. they took the president's election chant and turned it back on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years. today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them, four more weeks, four more weeks. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. an example of a small thing, a big bird. >> so he's focused on saving big bird is kind of a strange thing in my view. i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: across the state in columbus president obama was talking about big bird highlighting an issue in last week's debate when romney said one cut he would make to balance the budget was funding for public television. >> he's decided w
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
position is very consistent. >> ana, you heard from both of them. romney has moved to the center, appears to have moved from the center. could it backfire both with his base and perhaps undecideds who don't think he holds sincere beliefs? and even with women, aafter hearing that comment from the des moines register and then saying something that appears to be different. could that change that? >> don, you know i haven't been mitt romney's biggest defender or biggest fan but i don't really see a great inconsistency in what he said and what he has said. he said he won't be pursuing legislation. i'm glad to hear that. frank frankly the difference between taking executive action or pursuing legislation is a big one. it takes a lot of political capital to get legislation through. i don't think you will get any sort of abortion rights or abortionless legislation through a democrat senate or very close held senate. >> can you more be more specific about why you think that it's not a flip flop? why don't you think this is a big deal? >> because i -- you know, he's saying he's not going to pursue
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
of some of the things that president obama said. right now the $5 trillion tax cut both of them argued over is in a new ad the romney campaign put out this morning because the romney campaign feels they need to clear up what president obama is saying about it, which is that it's not true. >> how forgiving is the american voter if president obama had what he would claim is just a bad night? >> it's hard to say. what will have to happen is president obama will have to have a much better debate in new york, about a week and a half away. i've talked to a lot of democrats and big obama fans who are miserable about the president's debate performance because they think he did a bad job and might have ruined his chances. >> why do you think that was? >> you know, part of it was president obama's strategy. he wanted to come in looking presidential. david axlerod says in a conference call this week with reporters that the president didn't want the american people to see two candidates on stage insulting each other and for that reason he stayed above the fray but he needed to look for aggressive.
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. but this one could be different. there is pressure on both men, congressman ryan to keep mitt romney's momentum going, and vice president biden to stop that momentum. the moderator tonight is martha raddatz, and for this debate the candidates will be seated at the table. >> good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012s sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. i'm martha raddatz of abc news, and i am honored to moderate this debate between two moan who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. tonight's debate is divided between domestic and foreign policy issues. and i'm going to move back and forth between foreign and domestic since that is what a vice president or president would have to do. we will have nine different segments. at the beginning of each segment, i will ask both candidates a question, and they will each have two minutes to answer. then i will encourage a discussion between the candidates with follow-up questions. by coin toss, it has been determined that vice president biden will be first to answer the opening questio
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
. both men campaigned in ohio tuesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in akron. good morning, jan. >> reporter: good morning, anthony, norah. this is a state that romney really needs to win. he's spending four days here this week. we were at a rally here in northeast ohio last night. there were about 10,000 people there and they took the president's re-election chance and turned it on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years and today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them is four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things and instead of focusing on jobs and the economy an example of a small thing a big bird. >> he's focused on saving big bird is kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: across the state in columbus, president obama was talking about big bird, high
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
in the way tonight of governor romney's success. >> and jon karl, you covered both these men on capitol hill. they both seemed to bring their own a-games, very different kinds of games and i nope you are also looking at the facts right here. did you see any kind of glaring factual misstatements? >> well, i think there was a lot of back and forth, frankly, it's going to be difficult to untangle. these come from different views on the views of tax cuts, but i've got to tell you something, george. i'm here in what we call spin alley. this is where all the top people for each campaign are going around and giving their take on what the -- what happened in this debate. and it is entirely different than what we saw at the last debate where, if you remember, the romney folks were out in force, talking about what a great debate they had and the obama team came in very briefly and left. in this case, the obama people are out in force, they are thrilled with biden's performance. they like the passion. they are calling him the happy warrior. i just spoke to obama's campaign manager who said this was a c
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
liberal both the way he governed since the 2010 midterms and in his campaigning. and i think the romney campaign and rnc have an ad out right now calling president obama a liberal. identifying him as such for voters which makes voters jobs a little bit easier. this is opening for romney campaign to continue to make that point and tie his policies with that idealogical label. martha: steve, they will be both out in force in ohio over the course of this week. rob portman will be campaigning with mitt romney as will chris christie. talk to me about the tightening in ohio. >> ohio, it is, isn't too much to say ohio is crucial obviously. if you look at the polls i think there was a sense both in public polling and internal polling for the campaigns that ohio was slipping away from republicans in a state that they need to win. now seems there is some tightening. there was a poll out in michigan last night shows president obama only up three points there. if president obama is only up three points in michigan and that's a good poll, it's likely that ohio is back to a dead-heat which insures th
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
half of those likely voters surveyed think president obama is more moderate th mitt romney. i think by any objective measure that is simply not true. if you look the way president obama has governed both before the 2010 midterms and particularly after the 2010 midterms when he did nothing to moderate his positions. he did not do a bill clinton style shift toe the center where he tried to triangulate. he has been proud, rather aggressive liberal both the way he governed since the 2010 midterms and in his campaigning. and i think the romney campaign and rnc have an ad out right now calling president obama a liberal. identifying him as such for voters which makes voters jobs a little bit easier. this is opening for romney campaign to continue to make that point and tie his policies with that idealogical label. martha: steve, they will be both out in force in ohio over the course of this week. rob portman will be campaigning with mitt romney as will chris christie. talk to me about the tightening in ohio. >> ohio, it is, isn't too much to say ohio is crucial obviously. if you look at th
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
's an improvement for romney who was falling well behind in ohio until last week's debate. both candidates were in ohio today where this is the last day to register to vote. our campaign 2012 correspondents are there, too, and we'll go to nancy cordes with the obama campaign. >> reporter: scott, ohio is the grand prize for the obama campaign. they have 120 field offices here, the president has held 17 rallies in this state, more than any other state, but in the debate last week he failed to mention some major issues that are very important to ohio voters, like that auto bailout or shipping jobs overseas. that's a mistake he did not make today here in columbus. >> when you think about ohio, when governor romney said that we should let the auto industry go bankrupt we said no, we're not going to take your advice. ( boos ) don't boo, vote. and we reinvented a dying auto stay supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: on deficit reduction, the president accused romney of salesmanship, not leadership, part of the new approa
FOX
Oct 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president joe biden got a phone call from the white house and said, look, we didn't go after governor romney as much so you have got to turn up the heat. >> both men will be prepared. >> reporter: joe biden said he is ready. >> i am looking forward to it. >> reporter: foreskin domestic pallyish -- foreign and domestic policies will be in debate next week. >> you can watch the debate live here on ktvu channel 2 news on thursday starting at 6:00 p.m. ktvu channel 2 news news will follow. >>> former president bill clinton will attend a rally at uc davis this weekend. democrats are counting on bill clinton's star power to help two races. he is running for the 10th 10th district seat and he is running for the 7th district seat. bill clinton will call on supporters. he represents the east bay's 10 10th district is running for the third district. >>> the federal emergency management agency kicked off fire prevention safety this week. each family has a plan on how to escape a fire in less than 30 seconds. and find two ways to get out of a room and teach children how to get out on their own. >>> a le
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
weeks doing what he intended to do rather than playing defense. i do know that focus groups, both romney campaign ran and the obama campaign ran showed these remarks really alienated independent voters and even weak republicans. which indicates to me that this comes up again in the debate and advertising, it will remind people. they forgot about it or responding to the debate. host: let's go to phone calls. barb, democratic caller you're on the air. caller: i would like to say that romneyexpressed his real feeling about the 47%. it cannot be ignored. also understand that he signed grover norquist pledge. if he did that, he cannot represent 100% of the population because if you say that you're going to ignore the situation that the country is in, you cannot say that you unequivocally ignore taxes and to get income to support the country. with that, he could not represent me and the middle class and or poor people. host: we'll leave it there. john in north carolina, tweets in this though. the 53% are not in the least offended by the comment which was by and large true. guest: everyone has
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
to see you. >>> coming up on a wednesday morning on "today," more on the presidential race as both president obama and mitt romney focus in on ohio. is the president spending too much time talking about big bird? we're going to ask a senior adviser to his campaign. >>> also ahead, the fbi searches the home of a missing 10-year-old colorado girl. we'll have details on that and hear from the girl's parents for the first time since their daughter's disappearance. >>> and then we'll take a turn and ask what happens when mom goes on strike. the answer, as you might guess, one big mess. we're going to meet a woman who just taught her daughters a valuable lesson. those stories plus some simple style changes that can make you look ten years younger. sounds pretty good when we get started on a wednesday morning here on "today." eun, back to you. >> it does sound good. i'm going to get my kids to watch it to see what happens when mom goes on vacation at home. >> it's an amazing story. definitely fun to watch. >> thank you, savannah. see you soon. >>> metro's money making plan for inauguratio
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
that the horse race goes in romney's favor but the job approval inches one point in obama's direction. both camps could spin this positively. president obama could say this means people haven't given up. we could win the voters back. if you're the romney team, you say this tells us that there was something gained by people get to go like mitt romney more or perhaps see him as a plausible president. mitt romney is in better shape. in the romney story line is true, that may have a lasting impact. >> it's interesting his job approval goes up following the terrible debate. also interesting are the swing states of course. these are the new swing state polls and we're looking at these now for the first time. florida, ohio and virginia. what are we seeing? before it looked like a sizeable lead for obama. not so much anymore. >> the swing states are close because the national polls are close. mitt romney up by two in florida, one in virginia. still trails by a point in ohio. of all the swing states, ohio is the most interesting because it is where president obama is outperforming national numbers. it is
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
the main, underlying story lines for both candidates. so, for joe biden, does he reinforce this idea that the white house is kind of tired and out of ideas? that's what the romney campaign has been pushing. for ryan, does he underline this idea that the ticket is basically hiding their true beliefs and their true numbers? if either one of those does that, then it carries on the story line. otherwise, it's just sort of fodder for a couple of days, but it just essentially disappears. >> john, there's a generation gap between the vice president and the congressman. how do you think that will affect the tone of the debate, if at all? >> reporter: well, it will be an interesting thing to watch. you can imagine it affecting the tone in terms of remember when geraldine ferraro debated george bush, there was a gender gap in that case, and she snapped back at him when he seemed to be patronizing on the question of foreign policy. there could be a situation here where joe biden could look sort of a little, you know, look, sunny, and that would end up being kind of a gaffe. but i think other th
Current
Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
about sanctions in iran -- i would like to move to iran. >> ryan: absolutely. >> both president obama and governor romney have said they will prevent iran from getting a nuke even if they means military action. last week former defense secretary said a strike on iran's facilities would not work and quote, could prove catastrophic haunting us for generations. can the two of you be absolutely clear and specific to the american people how effective would a military strike be? congressman ryan? >> ryan: we cannot allow iran to gain a nuclear weapon's capability. let's take a look at where we have come from. when barack obama was elected they had enough nuclear material to make one bomb and now they have enough for five. they are four years close towards a nuclear weapon's capability. we had four different sanctions against iran one here. mitt romney proposed these ang shuns in 2007. the administration was blocking us every step of the way, only because we had strong bipartisan support for these tough sanctions were we able to overrule. imagine what would have hand if
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
there is really no bigger national security. >> absolutely. >> reporter: this country is facing. both president obama and governor romney have said they will prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. even if that means military action. last week, former defense secretary bob gates said a strike on iran's facilities would not work and, quote, could prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations. can the two of you be absolutely clear and specific to the american people how effective would a military strike be? congressman ryan? >> we cannot allow iran to gain a nuclear weapons capability. now, let's take a look at where we have come from. when barack obama was elected, they had enough nuclear material to make one bomb. now they have enough for five. they are racing for a nuclear weapon, they are four years closer. we have had four sanctions on iran, three from the bush administration, one here. and the only reason we got it is because russia watered it down and prevented the sanctions from hitting the central bank. mitt romney proposed the sanctions in 2007 in congress. i have been fighting f
MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
. there was a piece in the washington post about the romney camp taking advice from both sides. you can see this in the confused nature of the foreign policy. but on the debate, again, the vagueness of it. saying, well, you agree in 2014, we do too, but and then there is that sort of -- it's very, very difficult for the romney campaign who desperately wants me to say we are not like this other guy who you don't like much, but we are. >> right. that's right. exactly. >> on the afghanistan time line, same thing. look, there is the issue of how many troops remain after 2014, 15,000, 10,000, what their abilities and what their duties will be. iran, for instance, it's like, well, i mean, there's -- we -- joe biden and barack obama have said that we will not allow iran to get a nuclear weapon. they disagreed on where this is and where the intelligence is on this. look, if you want paul ryan to be specific about it, what will you do? will you go to war? that's biden hectoring him. i think there's an opportunity for the left of the democratic party to say the same thing to joe biden. when we say we
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> ron, is mitt romney trying to ve more to the center? what does his statement mean? >> first of all, mitt romney is going to be a pro life president and his campaign is saying he will have a pro life agenda. in that same interview with the des moines register, he said he would reinstitute the mexico city policy, which would end federal funding for abortions overseas in other countries. right now he's talking about what voters care about, which is jobs, the economy, rising deficits. >> i understand. hang on. hang on. hang on. ron, we're not going to do talking points here. i'm asking you a very simple question. >> i'm not doing talking points. >> i didn't ask you about the economy. we can get to that. what did he mean in his statement that seems to be contradictory statements? >> i just told you what he meant. he said that his agenda is not going to be focused on abortion. it's going to be -- he did not say it was going to be focused on other issues, but obviously it's going to be. that's why he talked about the economy, what voters care about in t
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
in the presidential race. both candidates campaigned hard in the state yesterday. and mitt romney has more appearances there today. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with more on this very close race. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. good luck trying to make sense of any polls over the last couple days. one thing is clear this race has gotten tighter. mitt romney was back in iowa for the first time in nearly a month. >> iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united states. >> reporter: flying over his event this sign mocking him for the comments about big bird at last week's debate. the obama campaign is also trying to keep that in the news with this new ad. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> reporter: republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of desperation. >> these are tough times. with real serious, use. so you have to scratch your head when the president spend the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stand i
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
-- ryan: absolutely. >> moderator: -- this country is facing. both president obama and governor romney have said they will prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon, even if that means military action. last week former defense secretary bob gates said a strike on iran's facilities would, quote, not work and prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations. can the two of you be absolutely clear and specific to the american people how effective would a military strike be? congressman ryan? ryan: we cannot allow iran to gain a nuclear weapons capability. now, let's take a look at where we've come from. when barack obama was elected, they had enough fissile material, talk about lahr material to make one bomb, now they have enough for five. they're racing toward a nuclear weapon. they're four years closer to nuclear weapons capability. we've had sanctions for four years, and the only reason we got it is because russia watered it down and prevented the sanctions from hitting the central bank. mitt romney proposed these things in 2007, in congress i've been fighting for these things since 20
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